The headline act at the MGM Grand, Detroit, Michigan, USA on August 4th sees Germany’s Nikki Adler looking to retain her WBC World female super middle weight title against America’s Claressa Shields, with the winner also walking home with the vacant IBF World female super middle weight title. Adler will be making her third defence of her WBC title with Shields the challenger having only fought three times with a professional record of 3(1)-0-0 in contrast to Adler’s 16(9)-0-0. This highlights the lack of depth in female boxing that after three fights you can challenge for a world title, but this fight will show case all that is good with female boxing as it goes from strength to strength.
Adler was scheduled to fight FV360 A Fighters Journey Participant Kelly Morgan but she opted to go for this fight with Shields.
While on the same night in Argentina the IBF World female bantamweight title is up for grabs as three times, former two weight Carolina Duer (pictured left) defends her title against Maria Cecilia Roman. Duer has only tasted defeat once in her amateur career winning 19 of her 20 fights while boasting a professional record of 19(6)-3-1, compared to Roman’s 9-4-1.
Staying in Argentina again on August 4th we see Cecilia Sofia Mena battle it out with Ruth Stephanie Aquino for the vacant WBA World female lightweight title. Mena has a professional record of 10(5)-1-1 while Aquino has a record of 8(1)-3-0.
On August 5th we turn our sights to Columbia where Liliana Palmera makes the first defence of her WBA World female super bantamweight title with a professional record of 27(16)-11(5)-3 against Alys Sanchez 14(4)-3(1)-1.